Formed in Boston 1971, Aerosmith featured Joe Perry (lead guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass guitar, Steve Tyler (lead vocals and harmonica), Joey Kramer (drums) and Brad Whitford (guitar) – who replaced Ray Tabano. They rapidly grew a local following playing clubs. A year later they signed with Columbia Records and produced the self titled first album in 1973 which peaked at #166 on Billboard, featuring the minor hit Dream On (peaked at #59) along with Mama Kin and a cover of Walking the Dog which became crowd favorites during concerts.
In 1974, Get Your Wings was released and the band began to receive national airplay for their cover of an old Yardbird’s hit Train Kept A Rollin’ and Same Old Song and Dance. The album continued the band’s fusing blues with hard rock and also produce other favorites Lord of The Thighs, S.O.S. Too Bad and Seasons of Wither.
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